Quite possibly the best GPSr I have ever used. I am…
31 October 2007
Excerpt: Quite possibly the best GPSr I have ever used. I am military and an active geocacher, as well as a Scout Master. I have used mine for all purposes without fail. The one I am using now has been with me for 6+ years.
Summary: Great Unit! Has 24mb memory space for downloading topographical or detail road maps. It's addictive seeing where you are. Watching the unit track where you travel at amazing accuracy. I even run trips to the store and track my routes.
Pros: Takes a long time to reset / setup for a trip
Cons: Takes a long time to reset / setup for a trip
Summary: I bought this thing ostensibly for a overall navigational aid, but it was really to go geocaching. Since then, I have ended up using it all the time. I keep it with me in the car, on the motorcycle, on the bicycle and on the trail. Very handy to have around.
Summary: Just finished my first weekend with the unit, and I have to say, it's a real treat to use. The screen is small, but its very high resolution so many details can be displayed on a relatively small device. The "click-stick" is a neat little idea for navigating the menus and scrolling the map around.
Summary: We had Garmin Etrex Legends issued to us prior to departing for Operation Iraqi Freedom and these were life savers. Literally. These worked just as well as the expensive and clunky army PLGRs and they were more intuitive.
Summary: As far as Garmin's eTrex line goes, this is the top of the line. The Vista packs an electronic compass, an altimeter, and 24 MB of memory for maps into the same handheld package the basic eTrex comes in. Plus they've gone ahead and improved the screen and added the "ClikStik" a clickable joystick.
Summary: I just bought myself the E-Trex Vista, I was alittle scared to spend the money on a unit that was so small.I had been using an Eagle Globalnav 12 but I was unhappy with not being able to download any map software for this gps also the Eagle will not let you save a track.
Summary: I have used this GPS (my third!!) for 6 months now. It is sooo easy to use - no manuals required! Literally. Basemaps are excellent for car touring. GPS is small and light - absolutely ideal for hiking. Read about the tech stuff elsewhere.
Summary: I had a trusty eTrex Summit which I used for bicycling and hiking. I read about the new Vista version, and decided "why not?" since I liked the idea of having maps as well. After two weeks of using the new Vista, I am totally convinced that Garmin has surpassed its already wonderful design.